Gingerbread Men - Ginger Biscuits

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  1. Wobbles

    Wobbles WoBbLeWoBbLe
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    Any recipes pweassse :D

    Lots on Google but I want some tried & tested recipes :D

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  2. Kina

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    Do you like soft gingerbread? This recipe makes loads and they're so scrummy, if you cook them a little longer then they're crunchy, but I love mine soft and chewy mmmmm.
    I made a plate of them for Ella's toddler Xmas party last year, cut them into mini gingerbread men and dotted them with icing buttons, they were scoffed down :D
    You need a few different spices but they last for ages :) Happy baking :)

    1lb2oz plain flour
    1tsp baking powder
    1tspbicarb
    1tsp ground ginger
    1tsp ground cinnamon
    1/4 tsp ground cloves
    5oz butter
    6oz soft light brown sugar
    3 tbsp black treacle
    2 tbsp golden syrup
    1 egg

    Sift all dry ingredients and melt butter sugar and treacle and syrup together. Mix all together, adding egg, and roll out while dough is still warm, cut out shapes and place on a lightly greased baking tray. Bake for 10mins at 180. Wait until completely cool then ice if wanted, or dust with icing sugar.
     
  3. shambaby

    shambaby hayden's personal chef

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    hope this isn't too late to be helpful. i make these every christmas, in christmassy shapes, and every year i have to make more and more! it makes quite soft ginger bread - you could probably make harder biscuits if you bake them a little longer, but be warned - if you over-do it they become VERY hard and inedible!

    125g butter
    125g soft light brown sugar
    200g golden syrup
    1 egg yolk
    425g plain flour
    1 tablespoon ground ginger
    1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

    cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, beat in golden syrup and yolk (i use hand-held electric mixer for this). sift and stir in dry ingredients in 2 batches. press mixture into ball and knead on lightly floured surface until smooth. cover and put in fridge for 30 mins.
    take out of fridge and roll out between sheets of greaseproof paper to about 4mm thick. cut into shapes and bake at gas mark 5 for about 8-10 mins (leave a bit of space between the biscuits on the trays as they will spread a little). take them out when they begin to turn golden - they will still be very soft, but will firm up as they cool - if you bake them until they are brown and firm they will be too hard to eat (i know, i tried the first time i made them)! let them firm up on the oven trays for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely, then decorate with royal icing, chocolate buttons, sprinkles, smarties, etc. (you could use the egg white to make royal icing if you like, but i usually cheat and use the tubes of ready made icing)
     

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